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Applied Direct Response — ERCOT Study Shows Bitcoin Mining Is Beneficial to the Texas Grid – Mining Bitcoin News

On Nov. 29, 2022, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) published a report on seasonal assessment and resource adequacy for the ERCOT region. ERCOT’s study indicates that bitcoin mining operations are flexible operations that can be beneficial to the Texas grid during the upcoming winter and extreme peak load

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Here’s how blockchains are helping to advance the global energy grid

The blockchain industry’s impact on the energy sector has been a major source of controversy over the past five years. Governments and environmental protection advocates have routinely expressed concerns about the amount of energy required to keep the Bitcoin network secure. Data shows the network’s energy consumption now rivals the

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Decentralizing the grid: Operators test blockchain solutions

The world’s energy market is rapidly evolving, moving from hydrocarbon plants to a future centered around clean energy enabled by wind and solar power. As such, today’s energy market is shifting to an increasingly decentralized, real-time model based on distributed energy resources (DERs) including battery energy storage systems, solar arrays, natural

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Consumer Watchdog Moves to Block Canadian Bitcoin Miner From US Power Grid

Consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is trying to stop Canadian bitcoin miner DMG Blockchain from plugging its mining rigs into the American power grid. In a letter published Thursday, the nonprofit implored the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to scrutinize, if not outright reject, DMG Blockchain’s bid to export U.S. electricity

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